Academic health institutions declare the health of the planet a Code Red emergency and call for immediate implementation of planetary health education and research, and the transition to climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems in order to build a healthy, sustainable, and just future for all.
The Academic Health Institutions’ Declaration on Planetary Health calls on all academic health institutions throughout the world to take immediate action to halt both the negative impact of their activities on the planet’s natural systems, and to institute adaptive and regenerative measures, including through advocacy.
Watch a message from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, originally presented at the official unveiling of the Declaration on Planetary Health at ICAM 2023
Watch a message from Dr. Maria P. Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization.
Infographic: 7 Ways Academic Health Institutions Can Take Action to Advance Planetary Health